A Pennsylvania doctor has been ordered to stand trial on charges he overprescribed anti-addiction and anti-anxiety drugs and traded them for sex with female patients before his offices were raided and closed last year.
The (Oil City) Derrick reports 67-year-old Dr. Thomas Radecki wasn't in court when his attorney waived a preliminary hearing on charges including overprescribing medicines and running a corrupt organization. In total, Radecki faces 35 counts, according to court records.
State prosecutors say Radecki ran much of his allegedly illegal operation out of a Clarion home, which he frequently shared with female patients and referred to as an “income-sharing commune.”
That's also where investigators say Radecki stored about $5 million worth of prescription drugs, based on the street prices he allegedly charged at his all-cash practice during 2011 and the first five months of 2012.
Clarion is located about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
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